Bespoke Engagement Rings: Consultation Guidance
Here at Bercotts, we truly believe that the best engagement ring you can buy is one that you’ve designed yourself. A bespoke engagement ring is the ultimate romantic gesture. To ensure that you get the best product, it is important that you find yourself the perfect bespoke jewellers. Glasgow residents are in luck as Bercotts have a long successful history established within the industry. However, we do understand that booking a one-on-one appointment can be a little intimidating. If you don’t know what information you may need to bring, meeting with an expert can be a little anxiety-inducing. To help make our clients more comfortable, we’ve prepared a short guide on useful information to bring to your consultation.
Have some ideas ready
Going in and saying “I don’t know, what do you think?” is alright, but our bespoke jewellers in Glasgow sadly aren’t psychic (yet). Bercotts don’t know your partner, you do, so while we can offer fantastic advice, we can’t choose the best elements to suit the tastes of your partner. If you come in with some ideas, this can be really helpful and lead to a significantly more successful appointment. You don’t need to have the whole ring planned. As long as you have a vague idea of what stone shape or colours your partner may want, we can definitely help you design or find the perfect ring.
Know your partner’s ring size
It seems obvious, but you’d be surprised at just how many people don’t consider this. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Adjustments can be made after the fact. However, giving your partner a size E ring when they are a size I is just asking for trouble. Don’t worry if you don’t know this information, there are a couple of solutions available. For instance, if you bring in a ring that they already own, we can measure it for you. There is also the option of asking their friend or family member. If you do have to guesstimate, we can help you design a ring that is resizable.
Plan a budget beforehand
Getting carried away is very easy to do. Being presented with diamonds and unique shapes and colours and sparkle brings about a lot of temptation. For this reason, set a realistic budget before your appointment and stick to it. You don’t want to start off wedding planning while bankrupt because you couldn’t resist buying the biggest stone you could find. Our bespoke jewellers in Glasgow will be happy to help you purchase the perfect ring that is within your budget. It’s important to note that sometimes the most expensive ring within your budget, isn’t necessarily the best for you and your partner.
Consider the timescale
If you’re opting for a bespoke engagement ring, it is important to consider the time in which it’ll take it to be designed and manufactured. You can’t book an appointment and expect the ring to be done for the next day. It is important that you plan in advance and give our bespoke jewellers the time that they require to give you a stunning engagement ring. It usually takes a month or two for a bespoke ring to be completed; from appointment to giving you the finished product.
Do your research
We’ve written a couple of short guides on our blog that can give you some extra information on stone shapes and what to look for in a diamond. Having this extra knowledge means that you can have more input in what the final product will look like. If you have some basic know-how on the four C’s (Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat), you’ll be able to ensure that you are selecting the perfect diamond to match your partner’s tastes and your own budget.
Remember that getting engaged should be an exciting time, not one full of stress. Our bespoke jewellers in Glasgow will very happily guide you through the process. We’ll ensure that you get the best ring for your partner, with minimum stress. Book an appointment with us today and we’ll help you find the perfect ring, guaranteed to get you the results you want. For more information, please feel free to get in contact.